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NISO Forum:
The Future of Library Resource Discovery

October 5 & 6, 2015
The Mt. Washington Conference Center
Baltimore, Maryland

This 2015 NISO Forum is Generously Sponsored by:



About the Forum

In February 2015, NISO's Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee commissioned a White Paper from library consultant Marshall Breeding. The in-person meeting will be an extension of the white paper with a series of presenters and panels to offer an overview of the current resource discovery environment. Attendees will participate in conversations that will examine possibilities regarding how these technologies, methodologies, and products might be able to adapt to changes in the evolving information landscape in scholarly communications and to take advantage of new technologies, metadata models, or linking environments to better accomplish the needs of libraries to provide access to resources.

Attend remotely through Live Streaming or if unavailable on the day of the forum, receive access to the recorded version of the forum. (All in-person attendees will also receive access to the recording.)


In-Person & Live-Stream registration are now closed. 

To register for the in-person forum:

  • If paying by credit card, register online.

  • If paying by check, please use this PDF form.

To register for live streaming/recording option:

  • If paying by credit card, register online.
  • If paying by check, please use this PDF form.


NISO Voting and LSA Members:

  • Early-Bird (Ends 9/18/2015): $250.00
  • Regular: $275.00
  • Late/On-site (Begins 9/19/2012): $300.00


  • Early-Bird (Ends 9/18/2012): $300.00
  • Regular: $325.00
  • On-site (Begins 9/19/2012): $350.00
  • Student: $150

Live-Stream / Recording Only:

  • NISO Voting and LSA Members: $175.00
  • Non-Members: $225.00
  • Student: $85

Additional Registration Information

  • Early bird rates are offered until September 18, 2015. After that date, regular registration rates apply.
  • Registration closed on Octber 1, 2015. This also applies to any on-site registration.
  • Cancellations made by September 25, 2015 will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch for both days. Notify the NISO office if you have any dietary restrictions (301-654-2512).
  • Students should submit proof of enrollment when registering. Please contact the NISO office (301-654-2512) with questions. 

Location Information

Meeting Location
The Mt. Washington Conference Center
5801 Smith Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 735-7964

Hotel Information
The Mt. Washington Conference Center also offers a 48-room hotel on site, and it is recommended that you make your reservation directly with the hotel as space is limited. Please visit the website here.

Other hotels in the area:
The Radisson at Cross Keys. This hotel is located 1.5 miles from the conference center, and is less than 7 minutes away from the Mt. Washington Conference Center by Light Rail. 

Wyndham Baltimore Mt. Vernon. Also along Baltimore's Light Rail line, this hotel is located in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.